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Workshop Location

The workshop is being hosted by IE University. IE University has students from over 130 countries, with over 75 percent coming from outside of Spain. The university offers degree programs, spanning from undergraduate to doctoral programs, in business, technology, law, architecture, and public policy, among others. Our programs are consistently recognized in international rankings, were, for example, our Executive MBA is ranked 9th in Europe and our MBA is 12th in Europe by the Financial Times.


IE University is located in Spain. The university has three campuses, and the workshop will take place on the campus located in the neighbourhood of Salamanca (‘Barrio de Salamanca’) in Madrid. Barrio de Salamanca, home to many embassies, has a number of high-end shops, delicious restaurants, and interesting museums. Most of the workplace sessions will take place at the university building located at Calle Pinar, 18.


The workshop opening, the keynote, and the closing session will be at the Aula Valentin Diez Morodo (Maria de Molina, 31).

Where to stay

Many accommodations are available in the area. You will need to book your own accommodation personally (we will not book accommodation for participants of the workshop).


We have arranged a reduced rate at two nearby hotels for those attending the event. The rate price is €119/night (VAT not included) in a double room for single use with breakfast included. This reduced rate is valid for the:

  • NH Príncipe de Vergara (C. del Príncipe de Vergara, 92): Please contact Javier Balbacid ( with the code NIW2022.
  • NH Balboa: Please contact with the same code NIW2022

Other nearby hotels include Suites Barrio de Salamanca (Calle del General Oraá, 17); Barceló Emperatriz (Calle de López de Hoyos, 4); and NH Collection Madrid Abascal Hotel (Calle de José Abascal, 47).

The workshop location of Calle Pinar, 18 is located near to two metro stations, including the very nearby metro station Gregorio Marañón (line 7 and 10) and the metro station Rubén Darío (line 5), which is about a 10 minutes walk away.

Getting here

Please consider taking the train to come to Madrid (e.g. 10 hours from Paris). The airport in Madrid is the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport, which has four terminals (T1, T2, T3, T4). You can take a taxi from the airport to your hotel and the workshop location. There are taxies available at all the airport terminals – please ensure you go to the designated taxi line by following the signs in the airport. You can also book an Uber through your Uber app, which will provide information about pick-up location.

You can also take public transportation, using the Madrid metro system. To access the Madrid Metro, you must acquire a Public Transport Card (TTP) and charge it with a valid Transport Ticket. You can buy this card at any automatic machine at any Madrid Metro station for a price of €2.50.

You then have to load the following transport titles: Simple and the airport supplement. The airport supplement is necessary to be able to enter or leave the airport metro stations T1-T2-T3 or Airport T4, if traveling with a single ticket.


Single tickets and airport supplements, once charged to any card, must be consumed on the day of purchase, and are valid until the end of the service, not the calendar day. If you try to use them the day after they were purchased, the validators do not allow the pass because they are expired.


To catch the metro from airport terminals, first go to the metro station (the metro station is called Airport T1-T1-T3 or Airport T4, respectfully) and you will take line 8 in the direction of the metro station Nuevos Ministerios to the metro station Colombia. You will then make a change to line 9 and take the train in the direction of metro station Paco de Lucía and get off at the metro station Avenida de América. Leave the subway through the Pedro Valdivia exit. Head west along Calle de Pedro Valdivia to Calle de Castelló. Turn left onto Calle de Núñez de Balboa and the IE University is on the right. The approximate duration of the journey is 40 minutes.


Registration will start on February 14th. It will be accessible via the website:


Fees are 230 € for regular participants and 160 € for PhD students. Registration closes on March 11th. After the registration deadline ends, the registration fee cannot be fully reimbursed, in case you want to cancel your participation.


Where to eat

We arranged some food for workshop participants, including coffee breaks, lunch, and one workshop dinner. Due to Covid-19 regulations, lunch will consist of bag lunches provided for each participant. Coffee will be provided during the scheduled coffee breaks (please see schedule for further details). Both lunch and coffee breaks are covered in the workshop registration fee.


We are arranging an optional dinner for the workshop participants. If the weather allows, we will have the dinner outside to limit any Covid-19 related risks. The fee for the dinner is a separate from the registration fee and can be paid for via the workshop registration process. We will soon provide more information on the dinner location.

For those wanting to eat outside of what is provided by the conference, in addition to on-campus vending machines, Barrio de Salamanca has many wonderful restaurants, including quick bites, easy coffee shops, and longer sit down meals. Below is a list of some of the food options near the workshop location.


Nearby coffee places:

  • Religion Special Coffee (good coffees and light snacks; Calle de María de Molina, 24)
  • Rodilla (a Madrid mainstay for light lunches and coffee; Calle de María de Molina, 1)
  • Juicy Avenue (good bagels and breakfast fare at this chain; Calle Serrano, 93)
  • Starbucks (a bit more of a walk – 10 minutes away; Calle Serrano, 100)

Nice (quicker) lunches:

  • Honest Greens (great salads and a faculty favourite; Calle de Velázquez, 123)
  • Faborit (good sandwiches and good coffee; Calle de Velázquez, 128)
  • Goiko (well known Madrid hamburger chain; Calle de María de Molina, 20)
  • Sushi Yakuza (for the fish lovers; Calle de María de Molina, 16)

Other restaurants:

  • Restaurante Villoldo (Spanish food; Calle de Lagasca, 134)
  • Ronda 14 (Fusion food; Calle del General Oraá, 25)
  • Lamucca (International kitchen; Calle Serrano, 91)
  • Martinica (Mediterranean cuisine with international influences; Calle del Pinar, 6)

About tipping – generally, you do not leave tips in restaurants in Spain, although very good service can be rewarded with a small tip (between 5-15%), which will be much appreciated.

Covid-19 Protocol

The workshop strives to be as Covid-19 safe as possible.


Following Spanish law and IE University policy, all participants are required to wear masks indoors at all times. Please maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 meters during the workshop.


Although it is not mandatory for vaccinated people, it is recommended that you take an antigen test in the campus infirmary before entering.

covid protocol

In order to make an appointment in the infirmary, please write an email to the following address and state your name and the date for the test. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to take your test. Please make sure to have your vaccination certificate available electronically.


As the Covid-19 pandemic is a highly dynamic setting, the protocol might change. We will keep updating you!

Other details

You can access EDUROAM at IE University. Information about other wifi access will be provided at the workshop.


Due to sustainability reasons, we recommend that attendees bring their own material (paper and pen).


For all questions related to administrative or academic aspects of the workshop please contact us:

For those wanting to eat outside of what is provided by the conference, in addition to on-campus vending machines, Barrio de Salamanca has many wonderful restaurants, including quick bites, easy coffee shops, and longer sit down meals. Below is a list of some of the food options near the workshop location.

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